The Washington Times - February 27, 2009, 08:59AM

Scientists have proposed placing a 100,000-square-mile “sun shade” in orbit above the earth to combat global warming, the Telegraph is reporting.

University of Arizona professor Roger Angel devised the $350 trillion project and says it could be launched in 20 years. It calls for trillions of tiny mirrors to be blasted into orbit to deflect the sun’s rays.

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Angel says he already has secured money from NASA for a pilot project.

Roger that, Angel.

At first I thought this story might be a hoax, but this Angel dude, who is an astronomer, apparently has been working on and talking about this project for a few years.  Who knew?

I thought all the fuss about global warming was over manmade “contributions” to greenhouse gases, not heat from the sun.  I have some concerns about blocking sunlight.  Just look at my lawn.

I mean, once we get the mirrors up there, will we be able to “turn them off” when the temperature falls?  Or will we have to launch a giant hammer to smash them?  That would be, like, 700 trillion years of bad luck.

Angel’s plan would cost $350 trillion.  That’s trillion, with a “T.”  Now that’s a stimulus plan, if I ever heard one.